The King's Speech

The King's Speech

How One Man Saved the British Monarchy

Audiobook CD - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Presents the life of the Australian speech therapist who helped the English king, George VI, overcome a lifelong speech disorder and become an eloquent leader of his people during the difficult days of World War II.

Ingram Publishing Services
The King's Speech was written by London Sunday Times journalist Peter Conradi and Mark Logue-grandson of Lionel Logue, whose recently discovered diaries and correspondence contain fascinating details about these true events. At the urging of his wife, Elizabeth, the Duke of York (known to the royal family as "Bertie") began to see speech therapist Lionel Logue in a desperate bid to cure his lifelong stammer. Little did the two men know that this unlikely friendship-between a future monarch and a commoner born in Australia-would ultimately save the House of Windsor from collapse. Through intense locution and breathing lessons, the amiable Logue gave the shy young Duke the skills and the confidence to stand and deliver before a crowd. And when his elder brother, Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry for love, Bertie was able to assume the reins of power as King George VI-just in time to help steer the nation through the dark waters of the Second World War.
Based on the recently discovered diaries of Lionel Logue, The King's Speech recounts an inspiring real-life tale of triumph over adversity, when an Australian taught a British king with a crippling speech defect how to speak to his subjects.

Publisher: Old Saybrook, Conn. : Tantor Audio, p2011
ISBN: 9781452601304
Branch Call Number: CDBOOK 941.084 LOG
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (7 hrs.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Conradi, Peter
Vance, Simon


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Nov 27, 2015

Sept 2015 This is not one that my husband would have picked for himself, but he listened to it and really enjoyed it!

Aug 15, 2012

Fantastic work on the life and speech therapy work of Lionel Logue and his work with King George prior to and during the Second World War.

May 16, 2012

Very interesting read. A bit dry at times, but filled with facts not only about the monarchy, but about speech therapy. Lots to learn from this book.

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